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What do we have to lose? A disappointing gesture

During their recent chit-chat with President Donald Trump, the Congressional Black Caucus members made it plain that they were not there simply for a photo-op or just to engage in meaningless conversation. So, they had a serious discussion about what ...

One nation under stress, racially divided with less liberty, justice for most

Since the 2016 presidential cycle, this nation has been a nation under stress, caused by the worse-than-usual political rhetoric spewed by the candidates, led by then-candidate Donald Trump.

Skinny budget: Federal budget proposal abandons citizens in favor of defense contractors

“The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” – Mahatma Ghandi

Trump should form bipartisan coalition to get true reforms

The decision of House Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act, their own leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, is a stunning defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Practical nationalism

Nationalism: “A desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate and independent nation of their own; a sense of national consciousness.”

Appreciating our town hall meetings

Since the start of this 115th session of Congress, you have probably seen multiple news stories about town halls across the country. For instance, just recently, California U.S. Representatives Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa hosted town hall discussions that were ...

Why I signed on to the Texas Bullet Train

Texans’ work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and our willingness to take on big ideas explain why this state has become the country’s economic engine.

And justice for all – Part I: Obamacare remains intact

Last week, the GOP’s health care bill was pulled. Shortly before the vote in the House was to take place, word came that the bill had been pulled, on the direction of the president.

CBC fights education cuts as consumer coalition attacks regulatory reversals

In releasing his first-ever federal budget blueprint, President Donald J. Trump stated that his intent was to “Make the Government lean and accountable to the people.” A review of its proposals, however, might be better characterized as “mean.”

A time for penance, action

During this holy season of Lent in the Christian calendar, it’s time to reflect and act to help the most vulnerable in our midst.

Trump administration’s health care lies are starting to hurt

For many of his supporters, Donald Trump’s casual relationship with the truth was at first amusing – part of his brash, anti-establishment appeal. He says what he thinks, went the argument, and if it isn’t true, so be it. His ...

Congressional district lines motivated by race

After a tumultuous fight discussing voting rights and the new laws enacted in Texas during the previous election year, a panel of federal judges ruled that three congressional districts in Texas are illegally drawn and that race was a motivating ...

Republican bill will cause millions to lose insurance

Recently, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office analysis projected that over 10 years, the Republican American Health Care Act would cause over 24 million Americans to find themselves without health coverage, with 14 million losing their insurance in the first year, ...

America descending in a spiral of deceit … sad, very sad

No country is perfect; many to most politicians lie. It is a part of what government is and has always been.

FTC’s first-ever auto dealer enforcement charges Los Angeles group

When it comes to purchasing and financing a vehicle, Black and Latino consumers – more often than other racial or ethnic groups – are frequently targets of deceptive advertising and abusive financing practices.